Klimt 'The Kiss'

Klimt's most popular painting with added gold leaf, silver, and platinum, depicts an embracing couple kneeling in a grassy patch of wildflowers.

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Belvedere Palace
A fine baroque palace built for Prince Eugene of Savoy after his victory over the ottoman empire.
Messerschmidt 'Character Heads'
Messerschmidt created the famous series of sculptures known as 'Character Heads' between 1770 and his death in 1783.
Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller paintings
Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller (1793–1865) is considered the most important Austrian artist of the 19th century.
Gustav Klimt's paintings
His exquisite representations of women have led him to become the most celebrated painter of the female portrait of the late 19th and early 20th.
Belvedere's Baroque Style
The Belvedere is a magnificent Baroque palace that houses one of Austria's most valuable art collections.
Christmas Market at Belvedere
Step into the joy of Christmas with a walk through Belvedere's Christmas Market. Catch the views across the lake and photograph the palace, market, and Christmas lights in their entirety.

Related Tours

The Belvedere Palace & Gardens: Private 2.5-hour Guided Tour

Discover the spectacular Belvedere Palace with your professional guide, and explore a must-see in Vienna that is sure to delight and inspire as one of the finest examples of Baroque architecture, and home to an extensive art collection.

On your private tour of the Belvedere Palace, you will:

  • Take a stroll in the magnificent Baroque Belvedere Park, one of Europe’s most significant French Style historical gardens;
  • Marvel at the Palace's stunning views across the Belvedere Lake;
  • Discover the Upper Garden which offers panoramic views of Vienna's skyline and the surrounding hills;
  • Visit the Upper Belvedere Palace, one of Vienna's must-see attractions, and a UNESCO site;
  • See the world's most extensive collection of Gustav Klimt paintings, including the world-famous "The Kiss";
  • Admire the works of Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller, one of the most important Austrian painters of the Biedermeier period;
  • Marvel at paintings by Egon Schiele and Oskar Kokoschka, as well as a range of Baroque art and sculptures;
  • See Franz Xaver Messerschmidt's famous "Character heads", a collection of busts that depict exaggerated facial expressions;
  • Finish your tour in the museum, where you will be free to continue exploring at your own pace.


The museum at the former palace, established in 1781, is one of the oldest public museums in the world. Its breathtaking architecture and expansive grounds make it a must-see attraction in the city. Known for its sweeping grounds and spectacular design, the museum itself is home to an impressive collection of modernist art, where visitors can see Klimt’s “The Kiss” in person.

In addition to seeing the two dozen Klimt pieces housed in the museum, your private guide will also introduce you to works by Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller and Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, which are also exposed in the museum.

You will also explore the magnificent Palace gardens with mesmerizing symmetrical and geometric designs framed by cherubic statues along each pathway.

Join us to explore this enchanting space and immerse yourself in the beauty and history of one of Vienna's most beloved cultural treasures.

Christmas at Belvedere: Private Tour of the Upper Palace & Market
One of the finest examples of Baroque architecture and an extensive Baroque art collection, the spectacular Belvedere Palace is a must-see, whether it’s your first or tenth trip to Vienna. 

On your private tour of the Belvedere Palace, you will:

  • Tour the magnificent Baroque Belvedere Park, one of Europe’s most significant French Style historical gardens;
  • Marvel at the Palace views across the Belvedere lake;
  • Enjoy the Upper Garden offering panoramic views of Vienna's skyline and the surrounding hills;
  • Explore the Upper Belvedere Palace (tickets included), one of Vienna's must-see attractions, and a UNESCO site;
  • See the world's most extensive collection of Gustav Klimt paintings, including the world-famous "The Kiss";
  • Admire the works of Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller, one of the most important Austrian painters of the Biedermeier period;
  • Must-see works include paintings by Egon Schiele and Oskar Kokoschka, as well as a range of Baroque art and sculptures;
  • See Franz Xaver Messerschmidt's famous "Character heads", a collection of busts that depict exaggerated facial expressions;
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the museum’s Christmas Market, where you can enjoy the best of Vienna’s holiday treats and traditions;
  • Finish your tour in the Christmas Market, where you will be free to further explore at your own pace. 

The palace-turned-museum in 1781 is one of the oldest public museums in the world. Known for its sweeping grounds and spectacular design, the museum itself is home to an impressive collection of modernist art, where enthusiasts can see Klimt’s “The Kiss” in person. 

In addition to seeing the two dozen Klimt pieces housed in the museum, your private guide will also introduce you to works by Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller and Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, which are also housed in the museum. You will also spend extensive time exploring the magnificent gardens, which have mesmerising symmetrical and geometric designs, framed by cherubic statues along each pathway. 

Your tour finishes in the Christmas Market, where your guide will show you the best of Viennese holiday traditions, before leaving you to explore at your leisure.  

Please note: this tour only runs during the palace's Christmas Market season.
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